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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY. 18

** TURKEY – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu travels to Azerbaijan for a trilateral meeting with his Azeri and Georgian counterparts. He also meets Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and holds bilateral meetings with the foreign ministers of the two countries (until February 19).

** BRUSSELS – The President of the Council of the EU, Michel, participates in a video conference with the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi – 13:00 GMT.

** BAKU – Georgian Deputy Prime Minister Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan. (as of February 19) ** ANKARA – Azerbaijani Prime Minister Ali Asadov will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ** BELGRADE – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, pays a working visit to Serbia.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY. 19

** WASHINGTON DC – US President Joe Biden hosts his first event with other leaders of the Group of Seven Nations in a virtual meeting to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy and relations with China .

** MUNICH, Germany – French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the 2021 Special Munich Security Conference – 17:00 GMT

NUR-SULTAN / DUSHANBE / ASHGABAT – Visit of Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan (last day). BRUSSELS – NATO Defense Ministers hold videoconference (last day)

HELSINKI – Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will travel to Helsinki to meet her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin and the President of Finland Sauli Niinisto.

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds press conference after virtual summit with G7 leaders – 15:00 GMT

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to make a statement after hosting a virtual meeting of G7 leaders.

MUNICH – US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to speak at the 2021 Special Munich Security Conference

BRUSSELS – Informal videoconference of members of the EU-Tajikistan Cooperation Council. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY. 21

NIGER – Niger holds second round of presidential election

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY. 22

** PARIS – The OECD is organizing the 20th Virtual International Economic Forum on Africa.

GENEVA – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), will give a press conference on the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council. WELLINGTON – Deputy finance ministers of Asia-Pacific countries meet ahead of APEC summit in New Zealand. (as of March 07) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY. 23

COLOMBO – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expected to arrive in Sri Lanka

BRUSSELS – Informal EU video conference of ministers for European affairs.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY. 24 CAPE TOWN – South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will present the budget for the fiscal year April 2021 to March 2022 to parliament. – 12.00 GMT

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador meets his Argentinian counterpart, Alberto Fernandez. AMLO invited Fernandez to attend celebrations for the 200 anniversary of Mexico’s independence.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY. 25

BRUSSELS – Videoconference of members of the European Council. (As of February 26)

BRUSSELS – Euro area finance ministers meet to discuss macroeconomic developments and political outlook in the euro area – 14:00 GMT. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY. 26

BRUSSELS – EU leaders hold video conference on Security and Defense and the EU’s Southern Neighborhood (NYSE :). – 08:00 GMT.

ROME – Meetings of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, videoconference (until February 27). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY. 28

EL SALVADOR – Election to the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly.

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MONDAY, TUE. 1

BUENOS AIRES – Argentine President Alberto Fernández addresses Parliament at the opening of the annual sessions.

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TUESDAY, TUE. 02

LISBON – Informal Meeting of Defense Ministers (until March 3)

MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF – Election to Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

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WEDNESDAY, TUE. 03

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith speaks at a corporate seminar – 05:30 GMT.

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THURSDAY, TUE. 4

** DHAKA – Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will travel to Dhaka to prepare for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Bangladesh later this month. LISBON – Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers – Gymnich (until March 5). VIENNA – The 14th Ministerial Meeting of OPEC and Non-OPEC by videoconference. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, TUE. 05

** NICOSIA – The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell will visit Cyprus (until March 6). – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, TUE. 7

BOLIVIA – Local elections in Bolivia

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TUESDAY, TUE. 09

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, Josep Borrell, speaks on EU humanitarian aid in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, gives a press conference on “Europe’s Digital Decade: digital goals for 2030”. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, TUE. 11

BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council (until 12 March) – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, TUE. 14

STUTTGART, Germany – Baden-Württemberg state elections. MAINZ, Germany – The German state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland Pfalz) is holding national elections.

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MONDAY, TUE. 15

BRUSSELS – Meeting of Euro Zone Finance Ministers – 2:00 p.m. GMT.

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup.

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TUESDAY, TUE. 16

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU.

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WEDNESDAY, TUE. 17

BRUSSELS – European Commission President Maros Sefcovic addresses the press on better regulation in the EU – 11:00 GMT. BRUSSELS – The Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, gives a press conference on “Updating the new industrial strategy for Europe”. NETHERLANDS – Election to the Dutch second chamber. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, TUE. 18

BRUSSELS – EU Environment Council

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MONDAY, TUE. 22

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, TUE. 23

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. ISRAEL – Election to the Israeli Knesset. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, TUE. 25

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the European Council (until March 26). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, TUE. 26

DHAKA – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Bangladesh.

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WEDNESDAY, TUE. 31

BRUSSELS – European Commission Pice-president Frans Timmermans gives a press conference on the EU action plan for the development of organic production: on the way to 2030. CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) – President election.

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SUNDAY APR. 4

SOFIA – Bulgarians vote in parliamentary election – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, APR. 9 SAMOA – Election to the Samoan Legislative Assembly.

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SUNDAY APR. 11

ECUADOR – Ecuador is holding the second round of presidential elections for the 2021-2025 term. PERU – Peru is holding presidential elections. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, APR. 15

** BRUSSELS – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU (cohesion). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, APR. 16

** BRUSSELS – EU informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers. (Until April 17)

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MONDAY, APR. 19

** BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, APR. 20

** BRUSSELS – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, APR. 23

** BRUSSELS – EU informal meeting of environment ministers. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY APR. 25

** ALBANIA – Election to the Parliament of Albania. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, APR. 30

** BENIN – Benin is holding presidential elections.

** CHAD – Chad is holding presidential elections.

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